Introducing 20-minute neighbourhoods

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20-minute neighbourhood update

In response to some theories that have been circulating, it’s important to highlight that the 20-minute neighbourhood is not about putting restrictions on anyone travelling outside their neighbourhood or moving freely across Melbourne or monitoring anyone. The intent is to support local communities and local businesses, and give people the choice to walk or cycle to things they need like shops, schools, parks and services.

What is a 20-minute neighbourhood?

Plan Melbourne 2017–2050 is the Victorian Government’s long-term planning strategy, guiding the way the city will grow and change to 2050. Plan Melbourne is supported by the principle of 20-minute neighbourhoods. The 20-minute neighbourhood is all about ‘living locally’ and enabling people to meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute return walk from home.

Plan Melbourne continues to work with communities to make the 20-minute neighbourhood concept a reality.

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